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Dog Ears Music: Volume 144

Dog Ears Music: Volume 144

Billy FuryBrit crooner Billy Fury was born Ronald Wycherley in Liverpool in 1940. As a child, he was stricken with rheumatic fever, which had a lifelong impact on his health. Despite this obstacle, young Ron became enrapt with music, first on piano, then the guitar by his early teens. He inked his first deal with Decca Records in the late '50s, performing and writing songs as "Billy Fury." Fury landed scores of British music awards and topped the charts regularly. By the '60s, he added film and television to his growing acclaim. Credits include feature films Play It Cool, I've Gotta Horse, and That'll Be the Day (with Ringo Starr) and TV's Shindig. At the close of 1965, Fury moved to Parlophone Records. By the early '70s, he founded his own label, Fury Records. In 1983, after his long struggle...

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